The Baltimore Ravens should cue up “The Imperial March” for this year’s practices.
Terrell Suggs will lead the Ravens’ defense as the team looks to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2014, and the 34-year-old compared himself to a fictional antihero.
“I’m the (Darth) Vader of the group, but I like it, I like it,” Suggs told Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. “You can’t deny a C.J. Mosley or a Brandon Williams or an Eric Weddle, or T.J. (Tony Jefferson) and the guys we have now, and I’m very fortunate to still be a part of it, and that last piece of the transition. It’s a good feeling but I’m also excited to see these young guys and the statement they’re trying to make, too.”
Suggs is one of the last branches from the Ravens’ Super Bowl victory in 2012, and head coach John Harbaugh believes the six-time Pro Bowler could be in for a banner year.
“It’s always been important to him, but we’ve never seen a more motivated Terrell Suggs than right now,” Harbaugh told La Canfora. “He’s put an incredible amount of work in, with intensity. I think he’s going to be in the best shape of his career at this stage of his career.”
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